TEHRAN – “The Guard”, a telefilm whose producers declare is questioning about individuals’s social and political rights, has been picked as greatest on the thirteenth Ammar Widespread Movie Competition.
Directed by Hamid Bayat, the story of the movie revolves across the issues coming after a safety guard at a funfair decides to declare his candidacy for membership within the metropolis council.
The closing ceremony of the pageant, which was launched in 2010 to honor revolutionary movies, was held at Tehran’s Felestin Cinema on Thursday.
“Asma” directed by Mostafa Aqmohammadlu was chosen as greatest brief. The movie tells the story of a famend nurse who makes sacrifices to carry again a new child to life.
No winner was introduced for the TV sequence class, whereas “Mr. Choose” by Sajjad Mehregan was awarded an honorable point out.
This sequence portrays some true authorized instances on public points fictionalized by 12 younger screenwriters.
The Lantern for greatest documentary went to “New Jersey” by Ali Zoheiri.
A number of different movies had been additionally awarded within the sideline part of the pageant, which additionally paid tribute to its former president, Nader Talebzadeh, who died in April 2022.
“Hajji Nader was the only particular person I knew in my life, whose conduct was extra eloquent than his phrases,” new pageant president Edgardo Robin, who’s an Argentinean Muslim cleric, stated in a brief speech after calling Talebzade his “non secular father”.
He additionally described Talebzadeh as a “charismatic determine” who may even appeal to individuals, which had been towards him ideologically.
The pageant additionally honored filmmaker Jamal Shurjeh, who’s affected by a mind illness.
“I used to be as soon as one in every of Mr. Shurjeh’s disciples. When he was working I used to be his second assistant, and apart from filmmaking, I used to be studying classes on religion, morality, and sacrifice from him,” stated Cinema Group of Iran director Mohammad Khazaei.
“We pray for his well being and hope he would return to work; he’s a task mannequin for these in youthful technology, who’re working within the revolution’s cinema,” he added.
Sitting in his wheelchair, Shurjeh thanked the organizers and stated, “I hope the pageant would soak up all of the world, and Iranian cinema would get pleasure from a lofty worldwide standing in order that different international locations envy us.”
Shurjeh is most well-known for his motion pictures on the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq struggle, nevertheless, he was chosen for his collaboration as an assistant director in “The Males of Angelos” and “Prophet Joseph (AS)”.
He’s additionally the director of “33 Days”, a movie on the Israeli 33-Day Warfare of 2006 towards Lebanon, and “Ahmed Bey” concerning the final Ottoman Bey who dominated Algiers throughout the nineteenth century.
Picture: Director Jamal Shurjeh (C) accepts an award for his lifetime achievement throughout the thirteenth Ammar Widespread Movie Competition at Tehran’s Felestin Cinema on January 12, 2023. (Mehr/Saeidreza Razavi)